If you’ve ever been to Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba show
in Orlando FL over the past 10 years, most likely you’ve seen flatland
rider Marcos De Jesus perform his solo act. Never mind his costume or
full face make up he had to apply daily, or the fact he was riding
mostly in the dark with a spotlight on him to a live orchestra.
Perfection was expected.
Originally from Sau Paulo Brazil, Marcos
moved to the United States to chase the American Dream. For over 10
years he performed 2 shows a day in front of a mostly packed house for
one of the most reputable companies to ever put on a live stage
performance. Now that the Cirque show he spent thousands of hours
perfecting has come to a close, he’s figuring out the next stage of his
life at age 44.
We sat down with Marcos to discuss his life
growing up in Brazil, how he found bmx, winning the Latin X Games gold
medal, auditioning for the Cirque show, staying healthy while pushing
his riding outside of the shows, the daily grind of being expected to
pull every trick every time, and what his plans are for the next phase
of his career.
So get comfortable, crank up your speakers, and get to know one of the best bmx show riders to ever do it, Marcos De Jesus.
To learn more about Marcos De Jesus visit: sampabmx.com and/or follow him on Instagram: @marcosdejesusbmx To learn more about Chip Riggs visit: chipriggs.com and/or follow him on Instagram: @chipriggs To learn more about Kip Williamson visit: masterblasterplanet.com and/or follow him on Instagram: @kipbmx To learn more about the Space Brothers Podcast visit: spacebrotherspodcast.com